Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Episodes with Smash Notes
How Trump is failing to overturn the election and how he might use his pardon power in his final days
With states certifying the election results for Joe Biden, what happens if Donald Trump decides not to concede the election?
We look at the fallout from the uncertain presidential election in 2000, when the SCOTUS had to step in, and what it means for 2020.
Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what will happen to the Supreme Court?
Did the Republicans break the law by using the White House as a backdrop for the RNC? And, if so, will anyone hold them accountable?
We review some of the big cases that were decided during the SCOTUS term and assess the Constitutionality of the federal policing in Portland
In America, states are given a lot of power to decide how local law enforcement operates. Can the President or Congress do anything to change the crisis in American policing?
The Supreme Court may not be able to meet in person, but they are doing business over conference call. This month, they've considered three cases about Donald Trump's finances that could have major consequences.
As states are considering re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, we have to ask: who has the right to do what?
In a health crisis, who has the power to quarantine? And what are the limits of government intervention?
What the Roger Stone sentencing can teach us about presidential interference
Does the President have the authority to make war without the consent of Congress?